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MTA’s Queens bus network redesign plan comes under fire by transportation advocates  

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Jan. 8, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Advocates standing up for elderly, disabled and low-income bus riders brought up several issues with the MTA’s proposed plan to redesign the entire Queens bus network during a virtual meeting held by a transit advocacy group on Thursday.  About a dozen participants who familiarized themselves with the MTA’s $30 million bus plan, which was unveiled in December, say that its proposed removal of over a thousand bus stops will hurt riders. While the MTA hopes to give riders faster and more consistent service, while also combatting low ridership, advocates argue that it has failed…
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Three teens sought for alleged assault of MTA conductor in Elmhurst subway station: NYPD

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Nov. 29, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst and Transit District 20 are looking for the three teenage boys who allegedly threw ice at an on-duty MTA subway conductor as she was operating the train doors at the Woodhaven Boulevard subway station during the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 18. Police say the three boys threw ice at her, striking her in the face before running out of the station in an unknown direction, police said. The 49-year-old victim sustained minor injuries and EMS transported her to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Queens in stable condition. The NYPD released surveillance…
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MTA announces changes to weekend services in Queens amid accessibility upgrades

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Nov. 16, 2023 By Nevine Salameh Beginning Saturday, Nov. 18 and continuing through next spring, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced upgrades aimed at improving the accessibility of the Queensboro Plaza station, causing changes to regular weekend services. The upgrades include the installation of a new platform mezzanine elevator shaft, mezzanine expansion by ceiling…
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MTA completes renovation project at the Junction Boulevard 7 train station

By Bill Parry The MTA announced Thursday that NYC Transit completed structural and aesthetic renovations at the Junction Boulevard 7 train station in Corona, one of the busiest subway stations in the borough. Transit workers completely rebuilt three degraded stairways from street level to the station mezzanine, in addition to securing stairway treads, welding new… Read more »

MTA adding extra service on 7 line, Long Island Rail Road during U.S. Open

Aug. 22, 2023 By Bill Parry Officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) helped kickoff U.S. Open Fan Week on Aug. 21 at Corona Yard adjacent to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, where the main draw gets underway from Monday, Aug. 28, and will run through Sunday,…
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